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The Department of Finance at Queens College offers a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in international business that prepares students for entry-level careers in multinational corporations, export-import firms, banks, or government and international agencies. Students in the BBA program are required to complete 18 business courses and three electives, which provide a foundation of knowledge in international economics and finance. Students enrolled in business programs at Queens College are eligible for various scholarship opportunities, including the $2,500 Queens College Business Forum Scholarship Competition and the $2,500 Barham Scholarships.
CAG Score 97.0
Through its Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College offers a BBA and MBA in International Business. The BBA in International Business includes 21 credits of international business courses and requires a demonstrated foreign language proficiency that can be acheived by either taking three upper level foreign language courses or by passing a written and oral test in foreign language. Students must also complete a nine-credit minor in marketing or finance and a study abroad experience. The MBA in International Business requires four major core courses and one international business elective. Several scholarships are available to international business students, including the Harold Kellar Scholarship for undergraduate students and the Mitsui Scholarship for graduate students.
CAG Score 97.0
The University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Degree in International Business that prepares students for professional roles in the global business environment. Students who major in international business are required to complete three international business foundation courses, two international business environment breadth courses, two international business environment depth courses and a senior seminar in international business. Students are also required to complete an international experience requirement, which can be fulfilled by studying abroad or through an approved international internship. In addition, international business majors have the opportunity to participate in student organizations like GLOBE and the International Business Association.
CAG Score 96.7
The University of Houston-Downtown offers a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business. The major provides students with business knowledge as well as a study of various different cultures and international business theories. This degree is offered entirely online, which makes it a convenient option for many students. Students in this program will take such courses as International Marketing, International Finance, International Accounting, International Business Law, International Management, International Business, and International Economics. Students who graduate with a degree in international business pursue career paths in international finance, international marketing, international trade and business, and global cross-cultural management as well as other fields.
CAG Score 96.4
The Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University offers an undergraduate major in international business. The international business curriculum includes all core business administration courses and international business courses that teach students about economics, business transactions, economic policy and other business principles on an international scale. The program also requires a foreign language minor and an international experience requirement, which can be met through a study abroad semester or an internship. The College sponsors a business-specific study abroad program that brings students to countries such as Cuba and Costa Rica to study international business concepts. The College also offers study abroad scholarships like the Al and Jackie Harris Study Abroad Endowed Scholarship and the Dr. Alice Ross Scholarship for Business.
CAG Score 96.3
The Fashion Institute of Technology offers a Bachelor of Science in International Trade and Marketing in which students learn about the financial, legal, logistical and intercultural characteristics of the global marketplace. Students can participate in study abroad programs and are required to complete an internship with an international company in New York. The program can be completed online or on-campus. The Fashion Institute of Technology also offers an International Fashion Business Management Program (IFBM) in Florence and New York. In the program, students study fashion merchandising management, beginning their studies in New York and studying in Florence, Italy their third year. International trade and marketing students are eligible for full-time scholarships, which cover full tuition for New York residents and half tuition for non-residents.
CAG Score 96.3
Iowa State University's College of Business offers a secondary major in international business that teaches students about finance, management, marketing and logistics as they relate to the international marketplace. Students in the program are required to take 12 credits of international business courses, complete one year of foreign language courses and participate in a study abroad experience that lasts a minimum of three months. As a secondary major, the international business curriculum can only be completed in conjunction with a primary major in business. Two study abroad scholarships are reserved specifically for international business students - the Dale and Kelly Renner International Business Scholarship and the Frank and Marcia Parrish International Business Scholarship.
CAG Score 96.3
The Brennan School of Business at Dominican University offers a Bachelor of Arts in International Business program that is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Students admitted to the program have the option of choosing language or international studies as their area of concentration. Core requirements includes courses in economics, marketing, business, management, finance, and accounting. Students are encouraged to participate in study abroad opportunities, including the summer program on international business offered at the University of Strasbourg in France. As part of the Brennan School of Business, international business majors can take advantage of the accelerated MBA program that allows them to earn their BA and MBA degrees in just five years.
CAG Score 96.3
The College of Business Administration at the University of Texas at El Paso offers a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business as well as a Ph.D. in International Business. IB students are encouraged to have a second major of finance, marketing, accounting, or supply chain. They are also encouraged to take foreign language classes and complete a study abroad program at a foreign university. Graduates often become international business development managers, international marketing directors, international purchasing agents/managers, export directors, international logistics managers, and many more. Students may participate in the organization, Global Engagement and Exchange Organization, which offers students the opportunity to create relationships and make connections with companies in order to create internship possibilities.
CAG Score 96.2
Saint Cloud State University's Herberger Business School offers a Bachelor of Science in International Business that prepares students for careers in international marketing, shipping, banking, finance and trade. The BS in International Business curriculum includes upper division business core courses and nine credits of concentration courses in one of the following areas: marketing, management, finance or economics. Students must also demonstrate their competence in at least one foreign language and have the opportunity to participate in study abroad experiences in countries like England, Germany, Australia, France, Japan, Netherlands, South Africa and South Korea. Students in the Herberger Business School are eligible for numerous scholarship opportunities, including the $2,000 Elloyd A. Hauser Endowed Scholarship and the International Business Student Scholarship.
CAG Score 96.2
The Department of Management, International Business, and Information Systems at SUNY Plattsburgh has a Bachelor of Science (BS) in International Business program that provides students with a global perspective on business. The BSIB program emphasizes strategic planning and decision making in order to prepare students for careers in a competitive and interdependent international business world. Students gain an in-depth understanding of the information technology infrastructure that is needed to conduct business on an international scale, as well as the skills that are necessary to assess and address the causes and consequences of globalization.
CAG Score 96.1
The Division of Finance and Economics in the Lewis College of Business offers a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in International Business. This program helps students to analyze business operations from an international perspective, interpret and analyze economic and financial data, and communicate ideas effectively. This program prepares students for many opportunities and careers such as law school, graduate school in many fields, the US Foreign Service, employment in corporations and private sector financial services, and employment as analysts or financial institution specialists. Students will take such courses as Intermediate Financial Management, International Marketing, and International Business Strategies.
CAG Score 96.0
The School of Business Administration and Economics at SUNY Brockport offers a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in International Business program. This is an interdisciplinary program that prepares students for entry-level positions in companies and organizations with international operations. The school offers 22 study abroad programs in 11 countries, and provides students with skills in accounting, management, finance, marketing, and the theory and practice of world trade. The School of Business Administration and Economics is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB).
CAG Score 96.0
Binghamton University offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration that allows students to concentrate in Global Management. Participants in the program are required to have an international experience, which could be a travel abroad course, study abroad, or an internship - either in the United States or in another country - where the student is exposed to international business issues. Binghamton's School of Management offers qualifying travel abroad classes in the winter and summer. Students in the international business track take classes focusing on global business and are encouraged to choose non-business classes that focus on other countries and cultures. Departmental scholarships for students studying international business include the Reeves-Ellington International Studies Scholarship, which is designated for a female student.
CAG Score 96.0
Northwest Missouri State University's School of Business offers a Bachelor of Science in International Business that is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The B.S. in International Business requires 24 credits of major coursework and does not require a minor. International business majors complete four core courses in subjects like international economics, international marketing and multinational management. Students are also required to complete six credits of coursework in cultural understanding, unless they are already fluent in a foreign language. The cultural understanding requirement can be completed in either a foreign language or in the field of global political economics. Additionally, all international business majors are required to complete a six-credit international experience by studying or completing an internship abroad.
CAG Score 96.0
Ferris State University's College of Business offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration that allows students to specialize their studies by choosing a minor in international business. Although the international business minor can accompany any major, it is specifically designed for students majoring in business administration or related fields like accounting, computer information systems, finance, management and marketing. The minor requires a required core course in international business systems and then four other international business courses, as well as a course related to a foreign culture or international affairs. A certificate in international business is also available, which requires the completion of four courses in subjects such as international business systems, international logistics, cross-cultural business and international finance or marketing.
CAG Score 96.0
The Bachelor in Arts in International Business at Mihaylo College of Business and Economics offers a concentration in global trade in addition to concentrations in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish. The curriculum covers a wide range of topics including financial and managerial accounting, advanced business communication, international business finance, and multinational marketing strategies. Students have access to the Center for International Business (CIB) where they gain an understanding of the international marketplace and learn how to succeed in the complex global business environment. Students with an interest in and potential for success in global marketing can apply for the Manuel R. Rodriguez Memorial Scholarship ($1,000 per year). This scholarship is open only to international business majors.
CAG Score 96.0
At the University of North Carolina Greensboro, the Department of Management is part of the Joseph M. Bryan School of Business & Economics. The department offers a Bachelor of Science (BS) in International Business program that provides students with the skills necessary to understand different cultures and conduct business across countries. Students admitted to the program take a combination of courses from Marketing, Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, Management, and Supply Chain Management that support their academic and career goals. The Bryan School of Business & Economics is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB).
CAG Score 95.9
Students interested in earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree with a major in International Business can do so at UNC's Belk College of Business. The college has recently undertaken an expansion of its global business programs. Belk College now offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA) program with a concentration in Global Business. Additionally, there is an MBA in Global Business & Strategy offered with the Graduate School of Business Administration and Leadership (EGADE) in Tecnologico de Monterrey in Mexico. Students graduate from the program with two MBA degrees, one from each of the two partner schools. EGADE and Belk College of Business are both accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB).
CAG Score 95.8
The Muma College of Business at the University of South Florida offers a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in International Business program that is designed to provide students with the skills and experience needed for a career in the global business environment. Students admitted to this program are required to minor in one of the following areas of business: Economics, Finance, Information Systems, Marketing or Management. Students are also required to complete the international experience component of the program, which often consists of a study abroad semester. The business programs offered at USF's Muma College of Business are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB).
CAG Score 95.8
Students pursuing the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program offered at Texas A&M University in Kingsville can choose International Business Management as their area of concentration. All students admitted to the College of Business Administration are required to complete at least one of the following immersion experiences: a business internship, faculty/student collaborative research, or a study abroad program. TAMU's BBA program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). Students can apply to several scholarships set up exclusively for business majors, including the Sells Business Administration Scholarship and the Leland & Billie Jean Wilson Scholarship.
CAG Score 95.7
Waynesburg University offers a Bachelor of Science in International Business, and the program has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) located in Kansas. The program is designed to provide students with a background of economics, events, and cultures throughout the world. Students may focus on the business aspects of international concerns or take a broad view of the field. Students will take courses such as Cultures & Environments of Global Business.
CAG Score 95.7
Students enrolled in the Department of Marketing and International Business at Minnesota State University- Mankato can earn an undergraduate degree in international business that prepares them to work in the finance, marketing, transportation and international departments of corporations. Students are required to complete 14 core courses in their major and can choose a concentration in marketing, finance or management. Students can also choose to complete an internship for college credit or participate in student organizations like the International Business Organization (IBO), which provides professional development and networking events to interested students. Scholarships available to international business students include the $1,000 Ron and Jeanette Doggett Entrepreneurial Endowed Scholarship.
CAG Score 95.7
At UGA's Terry College of Business, International Business is offered as a co-major, intended to be taken in conjunction with other Terry College majors (Accounting, Finance, Economics, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Real Estate, and Risk Management and Insurance). Students graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (BABA) degree. The International Business co-major prepares students for careers in the global job market by educating them on international business trends and development. A study abroad semester is typically part of this program of study. Terry College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB).
CAG Score 95.7
The School of Business at the State University of New York at New Paltz offers a Bachelor of Science in International Business that teaches students how to analyze the issues and practices of both domestic and international businesses. The international business curriculum includes 41 credits of business core courses, as well as coursework in international business and international relations. Students are also required to attain proficiency in a foreign language and have the opportunity to study abroad. The program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
CAG Score 95.6
The Naveen Jindal School of Management (JSOM) at the University of Texas Dallas offers a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Global Business program that allows students to choose from several tracks of study. These tracks are: Global Business, Finance, IT, Marketing, Supply Chain Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and International Political Economy. Students admitted to this program are required to spend at least one semester studying abroad. Freshmen with outstanding academic records can apply for the JSOM Freshmen Excellence Scholarships ($4,000). Scholarships are not renewable beyond the first academic year. Continuing undergraduates can apply for the Naveen Jindal Student Support Fund, which awards amounts ranging from $1,000 - $2,000.
CAG Score 95.5
The University at Buffalo's School of Management offers international business as a concentration area in both its undergraduate and graduate programs. Students earning the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration can choose from six concentration areas, including International Business. Master of Business Administration students can choose to concentrate in International Management, taking classes that focus on managing international business partnerships and study the economic, legal, and social dimensions of global business. UB offers M.B.A. students the opportunity for a paid corporate internship in another country. About one-third of UB's M.B.A. students are from other nations, and the International Business Association is a student organization that sponsors speakers and social events for foreign M.B.A. candidates and those interested in global commerce.
CAG Score 95.5
The Anisfield School of Business at Ramapo College of New Jersey offers an undergraduate major in international business that focuses on the role of US companies in the broader spectrum international business. The BA in International Business requires the completion of a foreign language requirement and the selection of a geographic area of concentration. Students can also choose a business concentration in accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management or information technology management. The international fieldwork requirement involves the completion of a experiential component that could include studying abroad or completing an international internship. International business students are eligible for several scholarships, including the Judith and Francis Rodriguez International Business Scholarship and the William W. Briggs Scholarship.
CAG Score 95.5
San Diego State University's undergraduate major in international business is offered jointly by the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Business Administration. The BA in International Business is an interdisciplinary program that combines coursework in business administration, foreign language, and regional/cultural studies. Students in the program are required to spend a semester studying abroad and can fulfill this requirement by participating in one of the university's exchange programs or completing an international internship. Students must also select two emphases: one foreign language emphasis and an emphasis in a corresponding region. International business majors are eligible for several scholarships, including the Michael and Christine Pack Endowed Scholarship and the CIBER International Business Endowment Scholarship.
CAG Score 95.5
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire offers a bachelor's degree in international business, which provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the business world within the context of the global economy. The program will provide students with an understanding of how to understand and analyze international finance markets, how to choose a strategy to expand a product into a fresh market, how to negotiate and communicate across cultures, and how to create competitive global business practices. Students in this program will take such courses as Managing Global Organizations, International Marketing, and Information Systems in Business.
CAG Score 95.4
Students who are interested in a career in global business can enroll in the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program at the University of Texas in Arlington. This BBA program allows students to choose international business as their main area of specialization. Offered by the College of Business at UTA, the BBA in International Business is a dual concentration program consisting of course work in international business and one modern language (French, German, Russian or Spanish). It is strongly recommended that students admitted to this program participate in a study abroad program at least for one semester. UTA's College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB).
CAG Score 95.4
Northeastern State University offers a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business for students who wish to focus their education on the global aspect of business. Students who pursue this degree can specialize in information systems, marketing, finance/economics, or global strategies. Graduates from this program often find employment in domestic and foreign corporations, international airlines, nonprofit organizations, government agencies with an international focus, etc. Students in this program will take courses like international finance and international marketing. Students are also encouraged to complete an internship with a relevant company.
CAG Score 95.4
The Department of Marketing within Oklahoma State University's Spear School of Business offers a BSBA in International Business with a flexible curriculum that allows students to focus on specific areas or regions of the world, political science or a foreign language. In addition to core business requirements, international business majors take 15 credit hours of upper level international business courses. International business majors also have the opportunity to participate in OSU's study abroad program or perform an international internship. The Department also offers a graduate minor in international business for students in the PhD in Business Administration program. Scholarships available to international business students include the Klika Family Endowed Scholarship and the Stephen Family Endowed Scholarship Miller.
CAG Score 95.3
UC Denver's Department of International Studies offers a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in International Studies degree with a concentration in International Commerce. There is also a joint BA/MS International Business program available that allows students to earn both degrees in five years. Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree at UC Denver Business School can choose International Business as an area of emphasis. The Business School also offers a Master of Science in International Business (MSIB) program. Students admitted to this graduate program can choose to work for a dual degree - MSIB/MBA (Master of Business Administration). The U.S. Department of Education named UC Denver as a Center for International Business Education Research (CIBER).
CAG Score 95.3
The College of Business and Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater offers a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in International Business. They were ranked among the Best Online MBA Programs for 2016 by U.S. News and World Report, and all programs in the College of Business and Economics are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Students who are concentrating on the area of international business will take such courses as Advanced International Economics, Multinational Business Finance, and International Management.
CAG Score 95.2
The University of Central Oklahoma offers a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in International Business program. The program equips students with the skills and training that are needed to meet the challenges and opportunities of an increasingly global market. Students admitted to the program can choose to focus on one of the following areas of specialization: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management Information Systems, Operations Management, Marketing, Management, and Legal Studies. International Business students need to complete an international experience requirement in order to graduate from the program. Most students meet this requirement by participating in a study abroad program for at least one semester.
CAG Score 95.2
Through its College of Business, Louisiana State University offers a Bachelor of Science in International Trade and Finance, as well as a Master of Business Administration with a specialization in international business. The B.S. in International Trade and Finance is a 120-credit program that offers students a nine-credit specialization in empirical economic analysis. Students in the program study the international components of economics, including market system advantages and pricing, international economic policy, supply and demand, and international relations in trade and finance. The M.B.A. program, which includes a specialization in international business, is offered in several formats: a traditional, full-time format; a professional hybrid format; an online format; and an Executive hybrid format.
CAG Score 95.2
The College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) program with a major in International Business. Students admitted to the program select course work from Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management or Supply Chain Management, and/or Marketing. In addition to completing the required course work for the degree, students are required to participate in a university-sponsored education abroad experience. International students must study in a country other than their home country or the United States.
CAG Score 95.1
Through its School of International Business, Brandeis University offers an undergraduate major and minor in business, a Master of Business Administration, a Master of Arts in International Economics and Finance, a Master of Science in Finance and a Ph.D. in International Economics and Finance. The School also offers a B.A./M.A. program and a B.A./M.B.A. program, both of which can be completed in five years. Undergraduate business majors at Brandeis study international business, as well as liberal arts subjects like history, sociology, philosophy and American studies. The University's international MBA program requires 64 credits of coursework, including core coursework in business analytics, economics, finance, marketing, operations, organizational behavior, strategy and management communication.
CAG Score 95.1
The Harley Langdale Jr. College of Business (LCOBA) at Valdosta State University is home to the Department of Marketing and International Business. The department offers a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in International Business program. Since international experience is a vital component of the International Business program, LCOBA has established scholarships to assist students in funding study abroad opportunities. VSU international business students can apply for the First State Study Abroad Business Scholarship and the Steele Study Abroad Scholarship. Both scholarships award up to $1,000 each to qualified students. Langdale business programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB).
CAG Score 95.1
The Coggin College of Business at the University of North Florida offers a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business program. Students are required to have international experience to graduate from the program. Most students fulfill this requirement by studying abroad for a semester. The college offers a double degree program (BBA International Business: KEDGE/UNF) that allows students to earn two bachelor degrees - one from the KEDGE Business School in Marseille, France, and another from the University of North Florida. International Business majors can apply for the BBVA Compass Scholarship or the Reza & Simin Veghefi International Business Endowed Scholarship. Both scholarships award $2,500 each to qualified students.
CAG Score 95.1
Florida International University offers an Honors Program in International Business through the Landon Undergraduate School of Business. Students admitted to this program learn about the global business environment and acquire regional expertise in specific areas such as Africa, Central Asia, and South America. The Chapman Graduate School offers a Master of International Business (MIB) program that include courses such as global financial strategies, international business law, managing global production and technology, and international business policy. Eligible MIB students can concurrently pursue a Master of Business Administration degree or a Master of Finance degree. MIB minority students can apply for financial assistance from programs such as the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, the American Indian Graduate Center, and American Association of University Women.
CAG Score 95.1
The University of Wisconsin La Crosse offers an inter-departmental international business program housed at the College of Business Administration. The program is administered through the International Business Advisory Committee (IBAC) and designed to provide students with knowledge of global commerce and the cultural context of business. Coursework for the major covers topics such as international economics, labor and human rights, comparative management systems, and the law of international business transactions. Students are required to become proficient in a second language and complete an out-of-country educational experience of at least three weeks' duration. International internships or summer study abroad programs count towards fulfilling the out-of-country requirement. English-speaking students can choose to gain proficiency in the following languages: Chinese, French, German, Russian, or Spanish.
CAG Score 95.0
The College of Business and Economics at Western Washington University offers a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in international business. The program is administered by the Department of Management and follows a curriculum that cover diverse areas that are essential to the global business environment. Students accepted to the program take courses such as cross-cultural management, international marketing, comparative economic systems, multinational corporate finance, and geography of the world economy. Students typically add a language component as well as take advantage of study abroad and internship opportunities to complement and enhance their international business education. The department also offers a minor in international business, which is a 32-credit program for non-business majors enrolled at the university.
CAG Score 95.0
The Carson College of Business at Washington State University offers a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration program with a concentration in international business. This program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Students develop an awareness and understanding of the cultural, economic, and political facets of business as well as how to think and act globally in an increasingly interconnected business environment. The curriculum includes coursework in international trade and finance, law of international trade, and international finance. Students are required to become proficient in a foreign language and to enroll in at least nine credits while studying abroad. Qualified students who need financial assistance to study abroad, can apply for the International Experience Scholarship.
CAG Score 95.0
The College of Business at the University of Texas at San Antonio offers a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management in International Business. The UTSA College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International. International business students are encouraged to study abroad to not only learn about foreign business, but to also have a new experience with a different culture. Students in this program may take such courses as Introduction to International Finance, International Management, and International Marketing. Students may be interested in the student organization, Financial Management Association International as well as the Global Business Club.
CAG Score 95.0
The College of Business at East Carolina University offers a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in international business. All students accepted to the program are required to study abroad for at least one full semester. The student's country preference must be within his or her chosen world region and pre-approved by the department. Students can choose from the following five world regions: Africa/Middle East, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America. Students are also encouraged to complete the Level 4 requirements of their chosen language prior to leaving for their semester abroad. The curriculum covers diverse topics and includes coursework in international finance, management of a global economy, societies around the world, and the cultural environment of international business.
CAG Score 95.0
Students interested in earning a degree in business at Central Methodist University can pursue either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in the field through the Division of Accounting, Business, and Economics. A concentration in international business is offered in both programs. Coursework for this concentration includes business finance, international economics, electronic commerce, and commercial business law. International business majors are required to have a minor in a foreign language or complete an interdisciplinary minor in two languages. The foreign language minor may be substituted for another minor for students who are able to demonstrate fluency in at least one foreign language. Students must complete an internship program in order to earn their BA or BS degree in business.
CAG Score 95.0
The Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University offers a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree with a major in international business. IB students are required to complete a second major in another business discipline, such as marketing, management, finance, economics, or accounting. They must also demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language and satisfy at least six course credits from the BBA requirements through a university-approved study abroad program. At the current time, Seidman College offers internship programs in Prague, Paris, Dublin, Madrid, and London. Upper division students can apply for the Seidman Dean's Advisory Board Scholarship ($1,000/semester, renewable for up to two consecutive semesters), while entering freshmen are considered for the L.V. Eberhard Business Scholarship ($1,000/year).
CAG Score 95.0
The Bachelor of Arts in International Business Studies degree at Northern State University is an interdisciplinary major offered jointly by the School of Business and the College of Arts and Sciences. Students take courses in business administration and in regional and cultural studies, and are required to study abroad as well. At the current time, there are programs established with accredited business schools in several countries including Australia, China, France, Germany, and Japan. The BA in International Business Studies degree is also offered at University Center - Sioux Falls and online. The Center for Excellence in International Business and Entrepreneurship (CEIBE) offers a variety of programs, lectures, and conference opportunities designed to complement and enhance the international business curriculum of the university.
CAG Score 94.9
Graduates work for multinational corporations and global organizations in sales, operations & marketing and market research. They become entrepreneurs, international bankers and economists, trade specialists, management analysts, cultural advisers and experts on federal finance and import compliance – just to name a few.
An associate’s degree in international business is a 2 year undergraduate degree that provides an introduction to global management topics. Associate’s degrees in this field are very rare, and are usually intended to help students earn credits for a bachelor’s degree.
A bachelor’s degree in international business is a 4 year undergraduate program that gives students a thorough understanding of global business, cultural awareness and – usually – a foreign language. A high school degree or GED is required to apply.
You may also run into the term Bachelor of International Business (BIB). This is similar to a BBA.
In a conventional curriculum, you can expect to take conventional liberal arts and business classes, as well as courses on global management. You might be asked to tackle subjects such as international trade, marketing, financing, policy and legal concerns. You may also be allowed to investigate issues that affect the global economy, including the impact of organizations like the World Bank, the tactics of multinational corporations and/or the importance of treaties such as NAFTA.
Most schools encourage international business students to study a foreign language (e.g. Chinese, Spanish, etc.). Some will provide students with opportunities to spend a year abroad and supply courses in cultural differences/understanding.
A bachelor’s degree is the minimum requirement for entry-level jobs in international business (e.g. cultural adviser). However, like many professionals in business, you’ll find more opportunities overseas if you put the time and money into a degree such as an MBA.
A master’s degree in international business is a 2 year graduate degree that digs deep into global business concerns. Most degrees are modeled on conventional MBA programs, but with more of a focus on multinational operations. A bachelor’s degree is the minimum requirement.
You don’t have to hold a BBA in order to apply for this degree. However, schools may wish to see evidence of relevant work experience or undergraduate course credits in business courses (e.g. finance) before accepting you. Accelerated 1-year programs are available to qualified candidates.
Many MIB and MBA programs presume that you have a basic knowledge of how companies work. If you don’t have many undergraduate credit hours in business, you may be required to take courses such as economics, accounting, management and statistics before tackling graduate-level classes.
At the graduate level, you will able to explore complex business issues such as strategic planning, international marketing, HR management, global finance and more. Depending on your interest, you may be able to study issues such as import and export law, cultural communication and other degree concentrations. Many schools require master’s students to complete a research thesis or practical capstone project before graduation.
A master’s degree in international business is a good launching pad for advanced career positions and management jobs. As with any MBA, the reputation of your school matters a lot to employers. If you’re considering a master’s degree, make sure that your program is accredited and well-respected.
A doctorate in international business is a 3-5 year terminal degree that is geared towards students interested in high-level research and/or teaching at the university level. Some big businesses may give preference to candidates who hold a practical DBA and professional certifications.
Most doctoral students use the first couple of years to complete courses on advanced research practices and high-level global business concerns. For the remainder of their degree, they typically work on an original research project that culminates in a written dissertation.
Graduates may teach at universities and major business schools, instruct governments in business policy and/or run multinational corporations.
A certificate in international business is a non-degree program that takes anywhere from ~6 months to one year to complete. The curriculum is often composed of introductory subjects such as international finance, marketing, management and global markets.
Certificates fall into two broad categories:
We recommend you attend a U.S. college or university with regional accreditation. This is a “seal of approval” granted to institutions (e.g. non-profit and public colleges and universities) by one of six regional accrediting bodies (e.g. North Central Association of Colleges and Schools).
You can learn more about the difference between regional accreditation and national accreditation in Accreditation: Understanding the Difference Between Real Schools and Diploma Mills.
Attending a regionally accredited school will make it easier for you to:
Regional accreditation only applies to a college or university, not the business school.
In addition to earning a degree in international business, you may wish to show employers you have the right skills in project management. Recognized voluntary certifications for this field include: